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Office of Faculty Affairs News

The Office of Faculty Affairs supports faculty at every stage of their academic careers. It offers resources and services to facilitate faculty excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

Current Office of Faculty Affairs News

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Campus News | February 10, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Melissa Bowles-Terry, Director of UNLV Faculty Center, hiking in a canyon.
People | May 17, 2021

Feeding faculty knowledge at UNLV proves more compelling than feeding calves on the farm.

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Campus News | April 13, 2021

Faculty at all levels can benefit by participating as a mentor or mentee.

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Campus News | January 21, 2021

Brenden Oliva offers tips for optimizing online classes for mobile devices at Best Teaching Practices Expo.

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Campus News | November 18, 2020

With the cost of textbooks rising, Open Educational Resources offer an alternative.

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People | June 13, 2019

This program officer I advocates for open communication.

Office of Faculty Affairs In The News

Yahoo!
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

David Magazine
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

NBC News
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
February 25, 2020

There has been a great deal of change in the news lately for the gaming world. After more than a decade as head of MGM Resorts, Jim Murren is stepping down. The Chinese coronavirus outbreak has sent Macau gaming revenues into a tailspin. On a happier note, a big brand name is returning to a Las Vegas casino, with the announcement that Hilton will be operating three hotels as part of the Genting Group’s Resorts World development. Change is in the air. But that’s nothing new, and nothing the industry shouldn’t be expecting.

Android Hoy
February 25, 2020

CEO Lee Amaitis recently launched the Cantor Gaming Atlantis sportsbook; some say he is under federal scrutiny now.

Seattle Times
February 18, 2020

Like many other American staples and luxuries, L.O.L. Surprise! dolls are made in China. Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment has them manufactured in Guangdong province, trucked to the port in Yantian Harbor, loaded on ships and brought to the United States, where the popular toys are distributed to retailers and scooped up by eager children. The process went smoothly for years.

Recent Office of Faculty Affairs Accomplishments

March 7, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Faculty Affairs) was recently accepted as one of approximately 60 LEAD Fellows from across the nation into the 2022-2023 national Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program through the Association of American Medical Colleges. The LEAD Certificate Program, an application-based certificate program, cultivates…
April 5, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary on the gaming news platform CDC Gaming Reports. In it, he traced the depictions of casino gambling in Ozark and Cuphead: Don't Deal with the Devil to a lingering image problem in the casino industry.
March 26, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary on the CDC Gaming Reports platform detailing the significance of the 61st anniversary of the Moulin Rouge Agreement, the March 26, 1960, pact that symbolized the end of sanctioned segregation in Las Vegas casinos.
March 22, 2021
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was competitively selected to receive a tuition grant through the UNLV office of faculty affairs to attend the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program Summer 2021. This program is designed to teach faculty skills to increase research and writing productivity. 
March 22, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary for gaming industry resource "CDC Gaming Reports" about the significance of the 90th anniversary of the state of Nevada relegalizing commercial gaming in 1931. In it, he explores an alternate history where Nevada did not relegalize gaming, leading to profound changes for the…
March 15, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a CDC Gaming Reports commentary, "They Will Return." It sketches the impact of COVID-19 on the Las Vegas convention business, and explains why it likely will rebound.